OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – KloudScript, Inc., a digital health network focused on providing technology and support services for specialty medications, announces specialty pharmacy accreditation through the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA®), with its pharmacy partner, Dierbergs® Pharmacy of St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1980, Dierbergs, a St. Louis-based grocer with roots dating to 1854, opened its first in-store pharmacy at its West Oak supermarket in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Dierbergs Pharmacy’s mission has always been to maintain a positive and patient-orientated environment to ensure the highest quality customer service and patient care. Dierbergs now operates full-service pharmacies within 22 of its 25 supermarkets across the St. Louis and Southern Illinois metropolitan areas.
Dierbergs partnered with KloudScript in December 2015 to help each of its 22 pharmacies provide high-touch patient-care services for individuals with complex disease states. “KloudScript provides the tools and technology infrastructure to provide Dierbergs pharmacists with the latest specialty medications and clinical guidelines, which make personalized patient consultation and education possible for every patient,” said Greg Guenther, RPh, Dierbergs Director of Pharmacy Services.
Guenther anticipates a positive impact on Dierbergs specialty business since becoming CPPA accredited, in partnership with KloudScript. “This was not a simple check the box on the list accreditation, but an in-depth, grueling review of our programs, procedures, philosophy and perseverance towards patient care. This recognition was not just for our specialty program, but for our whole pharmacy practice. It is the tenacity of the visits that bring the honor of accreditation. KloudScript helped us not only attain specialty accreditation, but also a higher plateau of patient care overall,” said Guenther.
KloudScript’s pharmacy partners provide care to patients locally; while KloudScript provides the necessary strategy, infrastructure, and support services, including financial case management through its hub, to operate a specialty program that improves overall clinical outcomes. KloudScript’s patient care management platform, KETU™, drives compliance and quality of care through consistency in hub services, pharmacy operations and clinical care to patients, while capturing the data necessary to track trends and business intelligence critical to various industry stakeholders. KloudScript is committed to improving operational efficiencies and interoperability amongst healthcare service providers, and the ability of improving patient care through longitudinal data analytics. “Accreditation with Dierbergs Pharmacy proudly displays our commitment to improving overall patient clinical outcomes and lowering patient out of pocket costs. By building our network of accredited pharmacy partners, we continuously demonstrate to prescribers, payors and pharmaceutical manufacturers that our specialty-at-retail care model continuously meets the meticulous standards of quality and care, but also provides for an engaged patient who is happy to receive their medication and care from the community pharmacy they trust,” said Dr. Rinku A. Patel, Founder & CEO of KloudScript, Inc.
About KloudScript™, Inc.
Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, KloudScript™, Inc a digital health network focused on providing technology and support services for specialty medications. KloudScript partners with community pharmacies, prescribers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and payors to make specialty medications available locally for patients through a simplified care experience from their pharmacist. Through its technology platform, KETU™, and support services, KloudScript has pioneered the ultimate solution for patients’ desire for local care and community pharmacies’ strategic need to participate in the fastest growing segment of pharmacy. Learn more about KloudScript’s growing network at www.kloudscript.com or call (855) 202-7036.
In 1980, Dierbergs, a St. Louis-based grocer with roots dating to 1854, opened its first in-store pharmacy at its West Oak supermarket in Creve Coeur, Mo. Dierbergs Pharmacy’s mission has always been to maintain a positive and patient-orientated environment to ensure the highest quality customer service and patient care. Today, Dierbergs operates full service pharmacies in 22 of its 25 supermarkets, across the St. Louis and Southern Illinois metropolitan areas. Dierbergs Pharmacy built its reputation on quality, personalized care with a list of services including specialty pharmacy, mobile prescription fills with texting notification, synchronized monthly medication fills, over-the-counter drug consultations, immunizations, delivery, and health education. Learn More about Dierbergs at: www.dierbergs.com.
The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA®) is a nonprofit organization established in 2012 through a partnership of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) to recognize pharmacy practices for providing patient care services that improve health outcomes and contribute to lower healthcare costs. The CPPA mission, unique among accreditors, is to raise the level of pharmacy-delivered patient care services through accreditation and, thus, serve the public health. These three organizations saw a need to establish standards to meet the public’s need for specific, predictable, and measurable pharmacist clinical services across the medication use continuum.